Song: Violet Hill Artist: Coldplay Album: Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008) Instrument: Guitar Difficulty: Intermediate Tuning: Drop D The other tab isn't that great, so...here's my interpretation I'll just give you the different riffs and where they're supposed to go - listen to the recording if you want the timing and stuff. EDIT: When I have time I'll edit some more parts in, but for now this is what you get. Acoustic Guitar - Guit. 1 (Chris Martin) (Recording piano, live guitar), (EADGBE) Lead Guitar - Guit. 2 (Jonny Buckland) (DADGBE) Rhythm Guitar - Guit. 3 (Recording only) (DADGBE) Intro Guit. 1 e|-4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---------| B|-5---5---5---5---5---5---4-5-4-5-------| G|-6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6---------| D|-6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6---------| A|-4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---------| E|---------------------------------------| e|-0---0---0---0---2---2---2-2---2-2-----| B|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2-2---2-2-----| G|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2-2---2-2-----| D|-2---2---2---2---4---4---4-3---2-1-----| A|-0---0---0---0---4---4-----------------| E|-----------------2---2-----------------| Guit. 2 - Fill 1 (occurs at 0:48 and after) e|---------------------------------------| B|---------------------------------------| G|---------------------------------------| D|-4-3---2-1-----------------------------| A|-4-3---2-1-----------------------------| D|-4-3---2-1-----------------------------| Guit. 3 - Fill 1 (same time as ^) e|-2-2---2-2-----------------------------| B|-2-2---2-2-----------------------------| G|-2-2---2-2-----------------------------| D|-4-3---2-1-----------------------------| A|---------------------------------------| E|---------------------------------------| Guit. 2 - Pre-Chorus (Light distortion) e|-7b9-9-9r7b9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-| B|---------------------------------| G|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------| A|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------| e|-7b9-9-9r7b9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-| B|---------------------------------| G|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------| A|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------| e|-7-9-7-9~--------7-9-7-9~--------| B|---------------------------------| G|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------| A|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------| Guit. 2 - Chorus e|---------------------------------| B|---------------------------------| G|-------------6-4-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-| D|-9-7--6---2--6-4-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-| A|-9-7--6---2--4-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-| D|-9-7--6---2----------------------| ^beat one is here Guit. 3 - Chorus e|---------------------------------| B|---------------------------------| G|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------| A|-------------4-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-| D|-9-7--6---2----------------------| Guit. 2 - Verse 2 (heard in the background) e|---9--9--9-------9--9--9---------| B|---9--9--9-------9--9--9---------| G|---9--9--9-------9--9--9---------| D|---11-11-11------11-11-11--------| A|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------| Guit. 3 - Verse 2 (repeat for whole verse) e|-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-| B|---------------------------------| G|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------| A|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------| Guit. 2 - Solo (repeat riff as necessary) e|---------------------| B|-5p4---5-------------| G|-----6-----4--6------| D|---------6---6--4----| A|------------------4--| D|---------------------| Guit. 2 - Solo Fill e|-----------------------| B|-5-4---5---------------| G|-----6-----4-----------| D|---------6---6-43--21--| A|---------------43--21--| D|---------------43--21--| Guit. 3 - Solo Fill e|-2-2---2-2-----------------------------| B|-2-2---2-2-----------------------------| G|-2-2---2-2-----------------------------| D|-4-3---2-1-----------------------------| A|---------------------------------------| E|---------------------------------------| Guit. 1 - Piano Arr. For Guitar Outro (Plays this live) For this section, the 4:/6: 4:/4: etc. Represents the time signature. If a bar doesn't have a time signature, it's the previous bar. Timings were added to help learn this part. e|---------------5---|---4-------------------| B|---5-----6-----2---|---5---5---4---2~----4-| G|4:-6-----6-----2---|5:-4---6---4---2~----4-| D|4:-7-----6-----4---|4:-2---6---4---2~----4-| A|---4-----4---------|-------4---2---0~----2-| E|-------------------|-----------------------| 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + e|---------------------------|-----5---4-----------7---| B|---5-------2-------2---2-4-|-5-----------5---2--0----| G|6:-6---4---2-------2-------|-6---6---4-----------8---| D|4:-6---6---2-------2-------|-6---4---2---6---4---6---| A|---4---6---0-------0---0-2-|-4-----------4---2-------| E|-------4-------------------|-------------------------| 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + e|---9-----8-----4---|-----------|---------------7---| B|-------------------|---5---4---|---2~---------0----| G|4:-9-----8-----4---|2:-6---4---|4:-2~----------8---| D|4:-7-----6-----2---|4:-6---4---|4:-2~----------6---| A|-------------------|---4---2---|---0~--------------| E|-------------------|-----------|-------------------| 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + e|-9-----8-----4---|-----------------| B|-----------------|-5---4-----------| G|-9-----8-----4---|-6---4---6~------| D|-7-----6-----2---|-6---4---6~------| A|-----------------|-4---2---4~------| E|-----------------|-----------------| 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
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